Bharti Parmar Speaking at Bodily Matters Conference

Bharti Parmar, The Lords Prayer, 2000-4,
Embroidered human hair sampler on cotton Bharti Parmar, The Lords Prayer, 2000-4, Embroidered human hair sampler on cotton

Artist Dr. Bharti Parmar will be speaking at the conference Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in Art – Materials/ Aesthetics, Ethics at University College London on 7-8 July 2016.

Whilst the human body remains an important concern for scholars studying visual and material culture in fields such as art history, anthropology and the medical humanities, little scholarly attention has been paid to modern and contemporary art practices that use the raw material of the human body itself in the production of artworks.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to address this by examining the creative manipulation and use of human biological matter in the production of artworks, their display and critical reception.

Parmar’s paper is entitled Ploca-cosmos; hair, entanglement and the universe.

Registration is now open.

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